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Smart Solutions for Working Women.
February 17, 2011
Issue #27 

A Surefire Way to Sabotage Your Work and Personal Life: Don't Exercise


There's not a lot that I can guarantee you, but trust me when I say that not exercising will eventually catch up with you.  My only question for you is: "How will you manage your work and personal life if you get sick, injured, or develop a chronic health problem?" 


Even if you hate exercising, it has to be done.  If not for you, do it for your family and friends who depend on you.  No more excuses.  Here are some very simple ways to fit exercise into your life.

  1. Commit to doing 20 sit-ups every day. 
    You won't believe how easy this is and trust me, you will find yourself motivated to do more. Don't worry if you need to start with just 5 sit-ups. That's great, too. Just start.

  2. Buy a set of hand weights and keep them where you can see and reach them easily.   
    DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT put them in a closet.  (Inexpensive hand weights are found year round at Marshalls and T.J.Maxx.)  

  3. Use commercials to tone your body.  
    With your newly purchased hand weights, do some quick reps during TV commercials. A few sets of 10-15 reps here and there and you'll be on your way to a stronger body. We're not aiming for Arnold Schwarzenegger muscles, just a healthier body less prone to injuries.

  4. Only take the stairs.  No more escalators, elevators, magic carpets, etc. The stairs are great for your heart and excellent for your glutes. (And since summer is coming, I'm guessing you're more interested in the glutes.)  

  5. Create a schedule that fits your life.
    In an ideal world, we'd work out for 60 minutes 5 days a week, but the reality is that this is hard for most of us.  Choose a schedule that works for YOU.  Instead of working out 5 days per week, try longer sessions just 2 days a week.  Or if you have smaller windows of time, try 20 minutes 4 days a week.  The key is to create a plan you can stick with.

Faun Zarge helps people find solutions for their work-life challenges.
She offers her practical, realistic strategies through a wide variety of highly interactive and engaging seminars.  Please feel free to contact Faun directly to discuss how she might help your organization.


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